Daniel Fortuna serves on the National Conference of Public Employees Retirement Systems (NCPERS) executive board as its president. He is currently chair of the Advisors, Executive, Legislative, Membership and Program committees. He was first elected to the NCPERS executive board in 2003. NCPERS is the largest pension trade association for public sector pension funds in the U.S. and Canada, representing more than 550 funds.
Daniel also serves as an elected trustee on the retirement board of the Firemen’s Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago. He has served as President of the Fund, having been elected by the retirement board members to serve in the position of President in December 2017. In addition, he is the current First District vice president of the Associated Firefighters of Illinois, a position he has served in since 2006. During his 30 years of service with the Chicago Fire Department, he served three terms on the Chicago Fire Fighters Union Local 2 executive board, resulting in two decades of union leadership.
Daniel continues to serve the Chicago Fire Fighters Union as senior member and co-chair of the legislative / political action committee, in conjunction with the Associated Firefighters of Illinois, dealing with union legislation and pensions and benefits issues in the state capital of Illinois. Most recently, he has once again been appointed by the governor of Illinois to the Fire Fighting Medal of Honor committee and Illinois Firefighter Memorial Foundation.
Daniel has attended the Program for Advanced Trustee Studies at Harvard University Law School, and Advanced Investment Training, at University of California at Berkeley. Prior to his professional career, he served in the U.S. Navy.